* EarWorm: The ED, Twinkle*Twinkle.
** Also, the OP (both versions[[note]]There's also an English version without Hironobu Kageyama, and just Animatal USA.[[/note]]), and the second ED for that matter[[note]]"Lee, Lee, Lee, Lee, Rock Lee! Ninjutsu muri, demo shinobi!..."[[/note]]...
* EnsembleDarkhorse: Sasuke's status as this is lampshaded in the popularity contest (ranking #1) and the episode title where he finally gets the spotlight ("The Shinobi You've Been Waiting For!").
* {{Flanderization}}: Pretty much everyone.
* HateDom[=/=]FanHater: Many ''{{Manga/Bleach}}'' fans are mad that it replaced the anime. Ironically ''Bleach'' was pulled both because it was dwindling in popularity and the anime had caught up to the manga.
* FunnyAneurysmMoment[=/=]HilariousInHindsight[=/=]HarsherInHindsight: Happens with some of the jokes, considering the serious turn [[{{Naruto}} the main series]] took. For starters, [[spoiler: Neji is dead and Gai opened the eighth gate in the manga.]]
* HoYay:
** PlayedForLaughs when Sai asks whether Lee has a penis and Lee promptly answers that he does and drops his pants.
--> '''Sai''' (stunned): Th... This is indeed the beautiful blue beast of Konoha!"
** When the Narrator reveals Lee's most embarrassing secrets in Episode 33B, he mentions that the reason why Neji is a girl in a lot of Lee's skits is because Lee finds it to be cute. Make of that what you will.
** Episode 25-A, when Team Guy notices that the middle character on Gaara's forehead has changed from “Love” to “Romance”. Lee deduces that the person who Gaara has a crush on is...Neji, the former falling for him while he was once again DraggedIntoDrag by Lee.
** Episode 40-B takes it to new levels, where in order to see if he's suitable for Hinata, Neji trains Naruto [[spoiler: by making Naruto take him on a date. And then Hinata ''recognizes him as a rival in love!'']]
* LesYay: Tenten wins the "Mr. Leaf" contest despite being female. Even though Tsunade explains why (she protected Tsunade from the other contestants when they got a bit too HotBlooded), it's unavoidable. Tenten's HeroWorshipper tendencies regarding Tsunade don't help either.
** The ''Love Bugs'' drama in Episode 42-A, where Hinata plays a schoolgirl who has a romance[[note]]which her father,played by Neji, disapproves of[[/note]] with a boy that saves her from gangsters...and ''Tenten'' is the one who acts as the boy.
** When the girls all visit an onsen together, dialogue from off-screen suggests that Ino at some point grabs Sakura's breasts.
* OneSceneWonder: Mild example. "Male Tenten" shows up briefly in the second half of Episode 3, yet has a good amount of fan art and fanfiction.
* RelationshipWritingFumble: Between [[KissingCousins Neji and Hinata]] of all the characters, as it's clearly implied quite often that Neji has more than familial affection for Hinata.
** Although that was quite likely being intentionally PlayedForLaughs.
* TakeThatScrappy: Sasuke gets one in Chapter 25.
* TearJerker: Chapter 33. It's more like a somewhat sad moment than a full-blown TearJerker, but due to some EasyAmnesia, the only thing that Sasuke and Itachi can recall is how they used to be good brothers before everything went to hell...and they promptly act like such. While hilarity still ensues, Lee notes that Sasuke and Itachi are genuinely having fun and Neji notes that maybe if things had been a little different, perhaps they could be like this all the time. Made poignant in the fact that there are ''no'' jokes made afterward; just a shot of Tenten, Neji and even the normally energetic Lee quietly looking on at what could have been.